If you love beautiful music and the relaxed atmosphere of an informal, 30-minute service, then Evensong is for you. Choral Evensong at St. Matthias' is a simple, intimate gathering of the community in casual seating. It is a contemporary service following the historical tradition of sung canticles, psalms, prayers and readings. There is no communion.
Our Evensong services take place at 6:00 PM on the third Thursday of every month and are followed by a potluck dinner. Most often Evensong takes place at the church, although at times it may be held in church member's homes. All are welcome. Call the church at 715-356-6758, check out the calendar on the home page, or see the church bulletin for details. We hope you will join us for a very special gathering that is enjoyed by all.
About Evensong Traditions: Evensong has been offered for nearly a thousand years in Britain. Cathedrals with a great choral tradition draw upon a rich inheritance of music, much of it sung by the choir alone. In the Anglican tradition this music finds its natural setting in the ancient office of Evensong, a combination of the medieval offices of Vespers and Compline found in the Book of Common Prayer. Here beauty in language and music can speak to us of God in a rich and diverse way. Within this hallowed space you may forget the ceaseless activity of daily life and be still. (Borrowed from Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin)